Use the menu to the right to learn about all available resources for a particular format (like e-books!), or click on a specific resource icon (like Hoopla!) to begin exploring available titles. With just a few simple clicks, you can access thousands of free e-books, audiobooks, music albums, videos, and more.
Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses in over 30 subject areas—many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Courses are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter through a variety of mediums including videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and interactive opportunities with other learners. Universal Class is a great choice for both serious students and casual learners.
Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. Universal Class is best accessed through a desktop computer and is available as a Kentucky Libraries Unbound/Libby Extra. You will need to log in to KLU/Libby with your library card number and PIN to access Extras. Once your Universal Class account is created, it will need to be renewed through Libby every 30 days.
A wide variety of courses span everything from homeschool courses for the kids (and parents) to business and accounting to dozens of cooking, baking, arts & crafts, and gardening courses. Examples include:
AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Database search results and lists can be easily and conveniently downloaded, printed, or e-mailed in Excel, CSV, or PDF formats.
Plus, use Platinum Search to find or search by historical addresses, attend live training webinars with AtoZ University, or send your own marketing e-mails for free with pre-designed templates for events like family reunions, youth sports, or wedding announcements.
Access profiles on over 30 million companies and executives
Perform industry research, find competitor information, and more with the US Business database
Search over 240 million residents to compile mailing lists or perform market research including income, household, and lifestyle data
Discover over 12 million new movers or 2 million new homeowners
For Job Seekers:
Search the database of over 7 million real-time job listings, powered by Indeed
Discover full-time, part-time, internship, temporary, and contract opportunities
Find resumé and cover letter templates and examples
Get interview tips, including how-to videos
Pinpoint local companies in your desired industry
Do your research; access company and executive profiles to identify human resources contacts and prepare for interviews
Locate friends and family, including addresses and phone numbers
Research home market values and neighbors in the US Residents database before buying or selling a home
Perform background and criminal checks
Search for and view profiles for over 12 million healthcare professionals
Send free group e-mails using pre-designed templates
Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools. Explore Gale Virtual Reference Library»
Searches the latest evidence-based reports, encyclopedias, reference books, and medical research. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic and integrated medicine. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles with EBSCOhost Web, or choose from a selection of special-topic databases such as Business Source Premier, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, and Literary Reference Center.